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Rotorua New Zealand


Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua (and surrounding region) is one of the most popular tourist towns in the North Island, well known for its geothermal activity, its lakes and numerous attractions and adrenaline pumping adventure activities. The sulphur smell will surprise you! Rotorua is also the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture, and visitors can enjoy a performance of song and dance, followed by food cooked in a traditional hangi (cooked in an earthen oven). The region is one of the country's prime trout fishing spots. Rotorua has something for everyone, from family groups, to the independent traveler, from budget travelers to those seeking luxury accommodation.
Travel guides for Rotorua: Viator.com, rotoruanz.com
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What to do in Rotorua

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Agrodome    7.6 KM Rotorua
A visit to the Agrodome is simply a 'must do', offering visitors a fun, interactive, hands-on experience showcasing New Zealand farming at its best. One of the highlights is the world famous and multi-award winning Sheep Show, presenting an exciting insight into New Zealand agriculture. Experience the Organic Farm Tour -Tour our NZ working farm offering a hand on experience
Pure Cruise - Sailing Yacht, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua12 KM Rotorua
You won't be surprised to discover that a 'pure' aspect underpins what we do. Have an amazing experience with us off the beaten track on board Tiua our 53ft sailing, explore the secluded bays & stunning scenery, swim, fish, and relax. This place is a paradise and Pure Cruise has devised countless ways to enjoy it. Come on board and share our passion for sailing & this stunning
Buried Village of Te Wairoa    13 KM Rotorua
Step back in time and explore the village excavated from the mud of Mt Tarawera, hear the stories of the fateful night, and experience the force of nature at Wairere falls. The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is a place of exceptional beauty that has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute    3 KM Rotorua
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village    2.8 KM Rotorua
Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity is the Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa. Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance.
Combination attraction and sightseeing tours    0.2 KM Rotorua
Various organized half day and full day bus tours in Rotorua combining attractions from the region depending on interests. With hotel pickup services these convenient Rotorua tours include combinations of the Tamaki Maori village evening with hangi dinner, Te Puia Maori arts and crafts, Whakarewarewa thermal valley, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Agrodome sheep show and extreme sport adventures at Agroventures Adventure Park. Additional tours include the Skyline gondola and lake boat lunch cruise.
Try the OGO Ball Unique experience.    4.4 KM Rotorua
Once harnessed inside the OGO ball, you will roll downhill in this enormous plastic ball. You can also choose the wash cycle option. Do not forget your bathing suit and towel.
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve - Wai Ora Spa    12.6 KM Rotorua
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve is the MOST active thermal reserve in Rotorua with boiling mud pools, steaming sulphur fumaroles, erupting hot waters, mud volcano, New Zealand's largest hot water fall, steam vent geyser and much more. Wai Ora Spa is New Zealand's only mud bath spa complex where you can experience a genuine geothermal mud bath and sulphur spa. Traditional massages
Wet 'n' Wild Rafting - whitewater adventures    1.7 KM Rotorua
Wild whitewater rafting adventures to mild scenic float trips for all age groups and confidence levels! Daily rafting options on the Wairoa, Kaituna and Rangitaiki Rivers. Multi day wilderness river journeys on Motu and Mohaka Rivers. Wet'n'Wild delivers a positively enhanced rafting experience through customer safety, quality equipment and highly qualified and experienced Guides.
HELiPRO Helicopter Adventures    3 KM Rotorua
HELiPRO excursions feature the very best of New Zealand's fabulous scenery. Active Volcanoes, Lakes and magnificent coastlines feature in a number of our excursions. Join us for the experience of a lifetime travelling to destinations which include White Island active Volcano and, exclusive to HELiPRO, Mount Tarawera Volcano and Mokoia Island Wildlife sanctuary.
Rotorua Combos    0.4 KM Rotorua
We have combined Rotorua's leading adventure activities, adrenalin filled whitewater rafting & sledging, tandem skydiving, swooping, zorbing, monster 4x4, luging also including award winning Tamaki Maori culture hangi & concert, & Hells Gate Mud bath & spa. Check us out!

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Current and upcoming events in Rotorua

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    2.7 KM Rotorua
This event is a regional Science & Technology competition. It features the best 130 exhibits from intermediate and high school students from around the Bay of Plenty region. These will be judged by teachers, scientists and engineers and the top ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Harvest Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.7 KM from Rotorua
    1.6 KM Rotorua
New Zealand's freshest Magic and Illusion Spectacular is back with new illusions, more magic, more comedy, more antics and much more fun for 2018. Come along to witness an unforgettable show with one of New Zealand's leading magicians Mike Lindsay ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Girls High School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
What do a Samoan student, a gym babe, a fast food worker, a lecturer and an American TV producer have in common? Laid bare, they're all the same. Or are they? Read by Semu Filipo and Simone Walker, 'Bare' is the story of many characters and their ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    13.1 KM Rotorua
If you want to get down and dirty and have a whole lot of fun, then these unique off-road running events are for you. The events are open to both male and female competitors who are 13 years of age and older. Challenge yourself on a course that ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakes Ranch, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 13.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Ben Hurley. One of New Zealand's best loved Stand up Comics takes the real comedy club experience to 12 legendary venues around New Zealand. A big 2 hour comedy show with support from Sera Devcich and other guests.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    10.1 KM Rotorua
Come join Renee & Jenna (Personal Trainers & Wellness Coaches) for a Sunday morning workout, a spot of active-wear shopping and great chat! This epic event is a free ladies only event and all attendees will receive an incredible goodie bag - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Longfords Estate, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.1 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Are you single? Wanting to meet other like minded people? Come along to our weekly Sunday Walk where singles can meet and mingle in a fun environment. It's a great way to meet other people in a safe place and it's healthy! Arrive 1/2 hour early ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Redwoods, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Roaring Knights CC is a new chess club in Rotorua. Chess enthusiasts from all ages and levels are welcome to join. Chess is a great way for you to train your memory and reasoning skills, use your imagination and so much more: chess ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Yacht Club, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    15.6 KM Rotorua
Okere Falls Store is delighted to host Austin Black of Terra Sancta wines for an evening of wine and canapes! Terra Sancta means sacred earth or special place, and they come from a special place indeed! They grow their vines in Bannockburn, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 15.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Learn how to felt a homemade pair of cozy wool slippers that are built to last. While drinking tea, coffee or wine, we will make our slippers using an ancient felting technique. After we adorn our slippers with various luxury fibres, yarns and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Regent of Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Brass Band Room, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
3.3 KM Rotorua
Our annual second hand kids gear sale is here! Come and grab a bargain for anything and everything kid related... books,toys,clothes... you name it, it will more than likely be there! Awesome raffle prizes up for grabs as well as yummy baking. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Linton Park Community Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.3 KM from Rotorua
    1.4 KM Rotorua
More FM's Bride of The Year is back thanks to Rydges! On September 1st, 11 beautiful Rotorua brides will be taking the stage to win the title of Bride of The Year, and win the major prize of a luxury weekend trip to Melbourne staying at QT and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rydges Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
First Wednesday of every month we run an informal networking meeting where we can share, network, and build relationships over a cup of tea and a biscuit or two. At each meeting we will have a wonderful speaker come and tell us about what they do ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Nightmare at the Museum present The Dark Arts 2018 Horror Walk through The Arts Village Following sell-out horror walks in 2016, the hugely popular Nightmare at the Museum presents a new horror walk experience in conjunction with Wildside ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
0.5 KM Rotorua
Volunteer to become part of this great horror event. Following sell-out horror walks in 2016, the hugely popular Nightmare at the Museum presents a new horror walk experience. The Dark Arts will run for two spooky nights at the new venue of The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    4.3 KM Rotorua
Get ready for the 2018 Gloworm Lights - Winter MTB Series. New Zealand’s greatest cross country MTB series returns in July 2018 for the 17th year and without a doubt some of the best mountain biking trails in the world, this is an event not to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waipa Mountain Bike Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.3 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
Morse Gang are proud to announce their nationwide "Ground Up" Tour coming to Aotearoa this Spring! Performing a one off show for Rotorua at Mitchell Downs Tavern, Morse Gang will be joined by very special guests Lingynoiid (Host), DJ Truce Lee, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Like us on Facebook - HopeWalk Rotorua. We encourage you to wear yellow and join us on our walk to raise Suicide and Depression awareness. HOPE - Hold On Pain Ends.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Run Beneath the Stars Rotorua. Join us in the famous Rotorua Redwood Forest for this unique trail run/walk under the stars. Get your head lamps ready! An off road night run/walk event based from the Redwoods Centre, Long Mile Road, Rotorua. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Redwood i-SITE Visitor Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Nga Puke is a story about a young Maori farmer and a budding artist who meet on the lush hillside of Nga Puke in the Hawkes Bay, 1939. Once young and free, the second act of the play sees Waru and Angie reunite three years later in the cold, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Little Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Road to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. New Zealand is now part of the FIBA Asia Zone. To qualify for the FIBA World Cup, the team needs to finish within the top seven countries in Asia. The Tall Blacks have finished top of Pool A in Round ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
He Aka Pikirangi for Under Fives is solely in te reo Maori and includes story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Under Fives can reach new heights with He Aka Pikirangi. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    2 KM Rotorua
Flexi Barre is a class focused on lengthening & strengthening your muscles while toning your booty, arms & abs! All levels of fitness and experience welcome - you do not have to be a dancer or have had dance experience to come along. Please ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Amjazz Dance Studio, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing with He Pipi Paopao - First Steps. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our interactive sessions focus on active movement, touch ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Live at the Baby Grand Piano at Ponsonby Rd. The Dr John of Aotearoa (AKA one of New Zealand's finest session keys players, Ben Wilcock) will do his honky tonk thang so you can finish off the working week in style. In 2003 he was the pianist in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
If you want to get started with computers or try out a new programme or app then these classes are for you. Stepping up classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12 noon during School Term. A different topic is covered at each session, from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    2 KM Rotorua
Enter a team of 3 to 6 people, create your costumes and get ready to smile as you make your way round beautiful Lake Rotorua in the Rotorua Ekiden Relay. Some people say it is exciting, teams loves the camaraderie, most like to dress up and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust present the 2018 3.4km Pink Walk! Registrations open online Monday 13th August. General registration - $10 per person. Children aged 12 years and under - Koha. Start planning your PINK costumes, get your friends ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Reserve, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    1.9 KM Rotorua
Enjoy some light jazz with your Saturday brunch/lunch - first and third Saturday of each month. - 4th August - Ben Wilcock (Piano), Chris Pasco (Bass), Warren Houston (Drums) - 18th August - Blue Riders Trio from Waihi - 1st September - Ben ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Ciabatta Bakery, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.9 KM from Rotorua
    4.3 KM Rotorua
The 12th edition of the Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the southern hemisphere. Just 3 minutes from Rotorua’s CBD, the Whaka 100 takes advantage of the 140km of single track perfection ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waipa Carpark, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.3 KM from Rotorua
2 KM Rotorua
Awesome Musical taking you back to the rocking 80's, sporting big guitar solos and even bigger hair! Featuring the hits of bands incl Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Casa Blanca Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
2TOA Aotearoa is New Zealand's first same gender pairs CrossFit competition to be held in the central North Island, attracting athletes from all four corners of Aotearoa - New Zealand. The name 2TOA, translates to 'two-person strength', fitting ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Rock Mineral Fossil and Gem Club is responding to interest from young people and their families by starting a Youth Section. Youths 8-16 accompanied by an adult are welcome. Each month there will be a range of topics, opportunities ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St John's Ambulance Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
You're invited to join us for our monthly Creative Networking Hui. We will provide biscuits and a cuppa but you are also encouraged to pop over the the Arts Village Cafe (AVC) and pick up a coffee or another of their delicious drinks. These ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Want to improve your communication skills? Leadership skills? Gain poise and confidence for social and work settings? Experience all of the above with Pioneers Toastmasters. We are a friendly, supportive group who meet once a week to hone these ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: McDonalds, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. All funds raised go towards projects ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kuirau Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tea House. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Runanga Tea House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Night Market is a must do while in Rotorua! This event is for locals and visitors alike, it is family friendly with great food, music and boutique stalls. Experience every Thursday evening in the 'Heart of Tutanekai Street’ (between ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Night Market, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Farmers Market showcases the freshest locally sourced products in the region. It gives visitors the opportunity to purchase directly from local growers and producers. The Market is held at Te Manawa in the centre of the Rotorua CBD, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
the Soundshell Market..held right on the Lakefront in sunny Rotorua... It has been operating for 30 years... Plenty of parking. Featuring outside stalls of all descriptions. Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
NZ's First Ever Crime Writing Festival. Rotorua Noir is the first crime writing festival to be held in New Zealand and will coincide with the tenth year of the prestigious Ngaio Marsh Award. It is a will bring together for the first time the cream ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Shambles Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Join us for the 5th Annual Tummy & Tots Expo! Shopping, information, support services, entertainment, gifts and fun for the family. The Tummy & Tots Expo is your place for everything from Pregnancy to Pre School. Just $5 at the door, children ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Rotorua

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Top Camp Ground    0.8 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Cosy Cottage Thermal Rotorua    1.3 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Willow Haven Lake Side    6.4 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Blue Lake Top Ten    9.1 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Okareka Budget Basic Camp Site    10 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 

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